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Why I Buy Coffee Daily

Yes, it’s true. I literally buy Starbucks Coffee every day. On any given weekday, you can find my swagger wagon pulling into my local Starbucks between 7:50 & 8am daily. I look like a hot mess in my usual black leggings, over sized tee and my hair tossed up under a baseball hat. The drive […]

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This Shouldn’t Be Our Fear

As mothers, we have a lot to fear when it comes to our children’s safety. Electrical outlets, grapes, busy intersections, peanuts, the flu, I could go on and on. Some fears are more reasonable than others, and some fears only affect a portion of us. But we fear the 6 million ways our kids could […]

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Be Aware, Have a Plan and Do Not Give Up

To My Godsons: You know my job, as law enforcement, is to stop bad guys every day, to protect innocent people, and run toward the danger. I take my job seriously and know that my life could be taken at a moment’s notice in order to protect others. Your parents want to keep you safe, […]

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My Children Are Not Owed Playtime

My Children Are Not Owed Playtime :: Implementing Chores After School

Exasperation I spend the whole day running. From 5am-10pm, I’m on the move. Shuffling kids off to school, working 9 hours and then coming home to run some more. The evenings are the hardest. I run room to room picking up toys and folding laundry and washing dishes and wiping up dog prints. I run to help one […]

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Yes, I’m Angry. You Should Be Too.

“Why do you get so angry?” My husband gently asks me sometimes. He doesn’t understand, and frankly I don’t fully understand either. Sometimes I think things are sexist when the “guy doesn’t mean anything by it.” Sometimes I feel violated when a man makes it known that he is interested in me, and other times […]

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Family Fun at the Sun Belt Basketball Tournament

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Sun Belt Conference.  Family Fun at the Sun Belt Basketball Tournament In the world of college sports, basketball dominates the month of March. The flurry of games, both men’s and women’s, has led to the well-known moniker “March Madness.” And here in New Orleans, we get a […]

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Mardi Gras :: Now and Then

The sounds of drumlines cadence interspersed with the faint wail of a siren. The smell of diesel fuel combined with wafts of hot dogs and hamburgers on barbecue pits. The sights of twinkling lights from the floats as the flames of the flambeaux catch the sequined costumes of the dance troupes as they prepare for […]

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